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Life goes on....

Friday, April 25, 2014


Itís late April now and Iím grateful the weather is getting warmer. Life is settling down a bit since my stepdad died and my mom is starting to get her bearings back. Weíve spent a lot of time with her going up every other weekend for awhile. Sheís had a few firsts to get through without him, first Valentines, her birthday, his birthday, Easter; but sheís getting there and weíre grateful sheís doing okay. I still call her often but itís not every day anymore; now I call every other day and she sounds happier most days.

My daughter recovered from surgery but broke her foot one night on her way to the bathroom. She missed the bottom step and tumbled. Poor girl just canít seem to get a break but sheís in a walking cast now and out looking for a job againÖ

My health is okay. Iíve lost a few pounds in spite of not logging exercise or food but Iíve still got a ways to go. I have my good days and bad days with pain but itís all tolerable. Iím walking a lot so the hips are protesting (arthritis) but it helps and if itís really bad, I take some painkillers at night. Iím taking way less than I used to and go for days without taking anything so Iím really happy. I heard about a supplement (?) called D Ribose that I get at a health food store. It helps with the energy level and fibromyalgia pain and as long as I stay away from salt, Iím doing okay.

Thank you to all my spark friends for all the support you have shown me. It has really helped to know that Iím not alone and there is a place I can go to just vent and let go.

Life is good. Iím so happy the weather is getting warmer. Iím hoping weíve seen the last of snow until next winter and am looking forward to getting back out into my garden.

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter and that life is treating you well.

Hugs all
Ush
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OPALMOON 4/26/2014 10:15AM

    Hi Ush,

You, your family and your mother sure have been through a tough time. I am sure your support would have helped your mother a great deal - you are a wonderful daughter doing all that you can for her. I hope your mother continues to feel better, and also that your daughter heals soon - and that everything goes better for her too!

You've done well to shed a few pounds - good for you, that's great. It sounds like you are managing your pain well too despite the arthritis and fibromyalgia. Please feel free to blog, vent and ask for support whenever you need to...as well as the tracking and health related help on the Spark site, support through Spark friends is also a very important part, so we are here for you.

Thanks for asking about me and letting me know about the D Ribose. I haven't heard of it, but will look into it. I am getting out a bit more (meeting up with friends now and then, and a bit of shopping as I can) which is a big improvement from last year. I'm still dealing with pain after any outing, and need to up my painkillers to get out of the house, though getting out equates to a better quality of life for me. Still have issues with clothing, and other aspects of daily life... As my GP says, it can eel like 2 steps forward and 1.5 steps back...but even that is better than nothing.

Sending big hugs your way, Nattacia

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LUCYCAN7 4/25/2014 10:27AM

  Sorry to hear about your Stepdad.Praying for your Mother.Also a prayer for your
health and weight loss.We just have to be strong and know with Spark Friends
we can make it.We are always here to listen and help.God Bless You and your
Family!

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